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Displaying 5 Lots in Category - Aviators
C of A - Other Pre-Decimals
1931 Kingsford Smith 2d red & 3d blue overprinted 'OS', well centred, unmounted, Cat $1175. Chris Ceremuga Certificate (2009) for the 3d.
C of A - Decimal Issues
1978 Aviators 18c Bert Hinkler vertical strip of 3, the first unit Imperforate, the second unit Imperf on Three Sides ACSC #791ba, unmounted, Cat $1000.
No longer available
C of A - First Day Covers
1931 Airmail 6d sepia tied by 'GPO MELBOURNE/4NO31/ 2 ' cds ACSC #144y on Blogg Brothers registered airmail cover to Perth with Kingsford Smith 2d alongside, a couple of minor aging marks, Cat $700. [The rate was 2d letter rate + 3d airmail surcharge per Żoz x2 = 8d]
C of A - Flight Covers
1919 Ross Smith vignette with margins AAMC #27b, exceptional centring, expertising marks on the reverse of Kessler, Raybaudi & Enzo Diena otherwise unmounted & superb, AAMC Cat $20,000 for mounted mint. Enzo Diena (1988, in English: "...it has intact original gum and is in perfect condition") & Chris Ceremuga ("Extremely rare in unmounted condition") Certificates.
With "The Ross Smith Stamp [sic] & its Postal History" by Tom Frommer (2011) in which the author illustrates every recorded cover, piece, and loose example. He was able to identify only 36 examples with the margins intact, of which this example is #C28, and a further 16 from which the margins have been removed. It is believed that at least half of the 'miniature sheets' are held by institutions.
(Qty 2 items)
UNITED STATES: Stereoscopic cards Kilburn 'Brooklyn Bridge, scene of the accident May 30th 1883'; Underwood 'The Wright aeroplane in flight, Fort Myer Va' & "The most famous inventor of the age - Thos A Edison...'; and Keystone 'Ford, Edison & Firestone...Pres Harding's Funeral'. History brought to life!